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rolf westgard

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st Paul, MN
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Posted on 06/25/14 at 03:06 am in response to Honour says campaign cash gives him advantage to take on Dayton

Now I know why I voted for Dayton.

Posted on 06/20/14 at 08:40 am in response to Hatred in Iraq continues after the referee has departed

was that while the Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld gang was responsible for the Iraq invasion, the Democrats didn't do much to stop it. Lengthy speeches like this, which covered Kerry for all options, didn't do much either.
Once the trumpets sound and the war drums roll, it takes a lot courage and sense to stand up and say an unequivocal no.

Posted on 06/11/14 at 03:42 pm in response to Tempest over the Bergdahl deal is mostly irrelevant

for an excellent article.

Posted on 06/19/14 at 08:00 am in response to Minnesota needs strong implementation plan for new EPA carbon rules

The new EPA rules are carbon cioxide, not for carbon. When carbon unites with oxygen it becomes a colorless non toxic gas that we inhale and exhale with every breath. It is not soot or the graphite in your pencil that makes marks on paper. It is the bubbles in carbonated beverages. And CO2 doesn't cause asthma or other health issues.

Posted on 06/09/14 at 02:16 pm in response to Examining the costs of hosting the Super Bowl

Is the NFL really taking all of the revenue from ticket sales?
Say it isn't so.

Posted on 06/03/14 at 07:37 pm in response to With new carbon rules, it's time to focus on renewable energy

With its overall 90%+ capacity factor, nuclear is the most reliable power source in the world. Wind(30%) and solar(15%) are the least reliable. Imagine a quiet night when we depend on wind and solar: traffic lights stop, hospitals and factories go dark, people living in high rise buildings walk 30 flights of stairs to their units, etc.

Posted on 06/17/14 at 08:44 am in response to With new carbon rules, it's time to focus on renewable energy

At about 1% of our total energy, wind and solar have not exactly created a new energy world. Unless we want to live in caves and use our feet and bicycles to get around.
Nuclear energy is there when you need it, at lower cost than wind and solar.

Brian Melendez was first class in every way.

Posted on 06/02/14 at 09:29 am in response to U.S. should reconsider nuclear power

The SO2 cap and trade plan worked because there are limestone scrubbers that can remove the SO2.
There is no effective and economic way to separate and sequester the CO2, which is why there is no large base load power plant doing it.

Posted on 06/02/14 at 01:18 pm in response to U.S. should reconsider nuclear power

Please address the substance of my comments rather than baseless cheap shots on my competence. Actually I haven't had that much material in MinnPost compared to the Twin Cities Dailies.
I support the major study which suggests Minnesota's granite as an appropriate site to replace Yucca Mountain. It will be particularly effective if we replicate the French reprocessing facility at La Hague.
And insuring our 100+ nuclear plants hasn't cost the government anything as there have...